Strasenburgh Planetarium

Shows & Events

Journey across the universe via spectacular shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

Online ticket sales for public shows are encouraged and end 5 minutes before showtime. Same-day and advance sale tickets are available at the Planetarium box office and Museum reception desk.

Some of our shows contains a sequence of flashing lights that may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other sensitivities.

Seats are first come, first served. We highly suggest coming early.

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Featured Presentations, Events, & Classes

  • (New!) The Sun: Our Living Star

    Discover the secrets of our closest star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive, full-dome format.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Featured

  • The Beatles in Laser Light

    Twist and Shout along to this classic laser show. This show was produced in-house at the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • 70s Laser

    Get your groove on under the laser lights of the Planetarium dome to some of the 70’s greatest hits!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • Free Telescope viewing

    Join us on select Saturdays to enjoy free telescope viewings.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Various Saturdays

    • Featured

  • Member Showing: Laser The Weeknd

    Be the first to experience our newest Planetarium show: Laser The Weeknd before it opens to the public! You’ll embark on a journey through the chart-topping artist’s most iconic hits.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • July 5, 2024 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    • All AgesLaser Shows

  • Laser The Weeknd

    Embark on a journey through the chart-topping artist’s most iconic hits. From the Grammy-award-winning ‘Blinding Lights’ to his most popular dance floor anthems, you’ll be immersed in a stunning light show.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • International Moon Day celebration

    Celebrate all things lunar with hands-on activities on the anniversary of the first human to land on the moon.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • July 20, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • Family Friendly

  • Planet Spectacular

    Visit all the planets in our solar system (and Pluto) and the most interesting and beautiful moons, all in one colorful show.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Weekly

    • Featured

  • HOST YOUR OWN PRIVATE PLANETARIUM SHOW!

    Join us on a whirlwind, time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Featured

  • Solstice Yoga Under the Stars (canceled)

    Presented by Vault: Join us for a Summer Solstice flow under the stars of the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium dome! All proceeds of this event will go towards supporting the RMSC’s Field Trip Fund program.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Featured


Star shows

  • Stars with Carl

    A monthly show devoted to the 1968 Carl Zeiss Mark VI star projector, with a live presenter conducting a tour of the original Planetarium sky.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Monthly

    • Star Shows

  • The Sky Tonight

    Enjoy a concise tour of the stars, constellations, and planets in the current sky.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Weekly

    • Star Shows


Laser Shows

  • Laser Beyoncé

    Grab your Single Ladies and sing along to the Queen’s discography under the dazzling lasers of the Planetarium dome.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • Laser Taylor Swift

    Sing along to the songs you know All Too Well with hits from across the T-Swift discography under the dazzling lasers of the Planetarium dome.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • The Beatles in Laser Light

    Twist and Shout along to this classic laser show. This show was produced in-house at the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • Led Zeppelin Laser

    Rock out to hits from the albums Houses of the Holy, Coda, Led Zeppelin III & IV, Mothership, and more!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • 70s Laser

    Get your groove on under the laser lights of the Planetarium dome to some of the 70’s greatest hits!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • 90s Laser

    From rock, to grunge, to Lilith Fair, there’s a little something for all 90’s lovers. This show was produced in-house at the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • Pink Floyd Laser

    A laser show staple, experience the Pink Floyd show produced right here in Rochester at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • Radiohead Laser

    Hear all the hits of our Radiohead playlist accompanied by dazzling effects, from the comfort of a Planetarium recliner.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • Dark Side of the Moon

    Travel into space and to the Dark Side of the Moon with a classic 1973 Pink Floyd mind-bending light and sound landscape.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

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